MALAGOS 65% Dark Chocolate and Chocolate Drink (UTT Rating: 3.50)



UTT XI: Rockwell Winner #12: (Dessert) 
MALAGOS Chocolate 


    78 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
  106 foodies rated 4- I love it!
   115 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
     51 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
     15 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.

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MALAGOS CHOCOLATE is one of my favorite Chocolate discoveries during the recent taste test. This is brought to us by the same Puentespina Family from Davao, also famous for their Malagos Cheese. The chocolate was highly rated by the US-based C-Spot objective chocolate rating site.

I personally like the 75% Dark Chocolate version while my wife likes the 85% Dark chocolate. Both were also available for taste test during the event. Their chocolate has balanced sweetness and is not too bitter.

Congratulations to Rex and Jen Puentespina for another proudly Filipino product! 

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The Story of MALAGOS 65% Dark Chocolate

Our cacao beans are from Trinitario (hybrid of Criollo and Forastero), considered the finest cocoa beans in the world.  They are also of single origin, grown in one single area or region.  Cacao beans sourced from only one particular region carry with them a more distinctive and pronounced taste.  Artisan chocolate makers worldwide know the value of single-origin chocolate. 

In addition to being a single-origin, ethically produced product, Malagos Chocolate is created using specialized equipment.

Malagos Chocolate uses a ball mill that can grind beans up to 25 microns, a quality often sought in the production of fine chocolates. Precision-controlled roasting makes sure the beans are heated to the correct temperature, preserving their aroma. The tempering machine used to mix Malagos Chocolate makes sure the temperature-sensitive chocolate mass is further improved with the process of proper tempering, rendering it smooth, with that desirable gloss and firm snap.


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1. Malagos Premium Unsweetened Chocolate (100% pure chocolate). This is chocolate in its purest form (not compound as the cacao butter is still intact).  Great for cocoa-based drinks and for baking, pastry & confectionery.

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2. Malagos 65% Dark Chocolate (Bar – P130 – 100g). Excellent couverture for baking, pastry & confectionery and, of course, for eating.

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3. Cocoa Nibs Php 350.00/kg

4. Fermented Cacao beans Php 130.00/kg. Minimum 1000 kilos. Quoted price subject to change.

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What Foodies Say About Malagos Chocolate:

  • Not thick enough
  • Keep it up!
  • Super chocolate
  • Grade A chocolate
  • A definite must try
  • Drink a bit sour
  • It would have been better. The HOT choco should be served hot!
  • I really love the Dark Chocolate!
  • Nice chocolate flavor
  • Too bitter
  • Slightly bitter
  • The chocolate itself is excellent, drink is salty.
  • Great hope for chocolate
  • Could do other than hot choco/pc of chocolate
  • Good!
  • Chocolate was amazing
  • Perfect!
  • Good choco bar
  • Unique sarap!
  • Tastes like swiss dark choco
  • Love the dark chocolate! 

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Davao Head Office Bolcan Street, Agdao, Davao City 
Telephone: +63 (82) 2211545 
Manila Seedling Bank Environmental Center Compound EDSA corner Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
Telephone: +632 929-9310
Facebook: Malagos Chocolate

Rex Victor P. Puentespina
Head, Sales and Marketing
Mobile: +63 917 526-2365
Telephone: +632 506-8754

Live an Awesome Life,


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3 thoughts on “MALAGOS 65% Dark Chocolate and Chocolate Drink (UTT Rating: 3.50)

  1. Puentespina’s really has great products, from their cheeses, to their flowers and vegetables, and now their chocolates. People should visit their place in Seedling Bank, which may soon be converted into an SM project. I hope the seedling bank, along with the Puentespinas as well as the other plant vendors continue their stay in that location.

  2. This is a really great article! Read this because well, I am a huge chocolate fan, In fact, I am enjoying my very own hot choco from right now. Been searching about their story because I really love the rich taste most of their products offer. This one is particularly interesting. Thank you!

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